Next week we will start to dig up some of our main crop potatoes on dry days. We have found in past years that if left in the ground for too long they are more likely to be damaged by slugs. it is always best to follow the advice given on harvesting dates when you purchase your seed potatoes they will usually give you dates for harvesting.
when we dig up the main crop potatoes we lay them out to dry on the plot as we work there. if the potatoes are still damp when we bring them back home we put them to air dry, brush off the loose soil on them. then sorting out any damaged ones to use first, we store the rest in paper sacks or hessian sacks until we are ready to use them. Potatoes need to be stored in a cool,dry place and I usually stand the sack on an old mat to keep it off the concrete floor in the garage. It is not a good idea to store them in frost vulnerable places.
After the potatoes are out of the ground we will plant some areas later with onions - but the rest will be sown with phacelia seeds.
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Growing Your Own Fruit and Vegetables
We grow our own fruit and vegetables for our meals for as much of the year as we can. Without a greenhouse we have to buy shop food in the winter months but in the spring, summer and autumn we often have enough to share with family and friends.
Read about growing your fruit and vegetables here on my growing your own food pages.